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FY 2016/2017 Research Topic: C-02
Political Economy of Cross-Strait Relationships under the Ma Ying-jeou Administration


With the return of the KMT government to power in 2008, the China-Taiwan relationship, which was severely strained during the DPP regime in 2000-2008, started to improve rapidly. Economic integration and interaction between people across the Taiwan Strait accelerated within a few years after the formation of the Ma Ying-jeou administration. This research project attempts to elucidate the impacts of the drastic détente across the Taiwan Strait on Taiwan’s political and economic structure under the Ma administration. We will try to integrate the analysis of the cross-strait relationships and the study of structural changes in Taiwan’s politics, industrial structure, and society during the eight year of the Ma regime. In so doing, we will take a close look at the network of economic and political actors across the strait and how the interactions among these actors formed the political economy in Taiwan over the last eight years.


April 2016 - March 2018

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] KAWAKAMI Momoko
[ Co-researchers ] MATSUMOTO Haruka
[ Co-researchers ] SATO Yukihito
[ Co-researchers ] TAKEUCHI Takayuki
[ Co-researchers ] AKABANE Jun (Associate Professor, Yokohama City University)
[ Co-researchers ] MATSUMOTO Mitsutoyo (Professor, Kyoto Woman's University)
  • First year: Interim Report
  • Second year: IDE Research Series